After Gropius died his wife Ise sent 6 of his bow ties to Gropius's friend and colleague Chester Nagel and claimed that “these brilliant little butterflies were Grope’s only vanity”.
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|Walter Gropius, a big fan of the skinny batwing bow tie|
|Gropius favoured colourful skinny batwing bow ties with either vibrant colours or vibrant patterns. The bow above is particularly striking.|